[Ginza Tsutaya Bookstore] Ryusuke Fukahori’s exhibition “Drawing on the Underwater” will be held from February 6th (Tuesday). Using a unique technique, he depicts the reality and traces of the world in which goldfish live.

We will start accepting lottery tickets for some works from 12:00 on Tuesday, January 30th.

Ginza Tsutaya Shoten (GINZA SIX6F, Chuo-ku, Tokyo) will hold an exhibition of works by contemporary artist Ryusuke Fukahori titled “Drawing on the Bottom of the Water” from February 6th (Tuesday) to February 21st (Wednesday), 2024. It will be held at ART SQUARE. In addition to new canvas works using representative series Kingyosake and transparent resin, we will also exhibit drawings.

Kingyo-sake Name: Katsurakaze, 2024, 85 x 85 x H55mm, Kiso Hinoki one-gomase Super yellowing epoxy resin Acrylic paint

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Contemporary artist Ryusuke Fukahori became fascinated by a goldfish he owned in 2000, when he was in a slump, and has continued to paint goldfish ever since. The three-dimensional goldfish is painted using “2.5D Painting,'' a unique technique of layering multiple layers of acrylic paint on transparent resin without using paper or cloth, making it appear as if it were alive and swimming in the water. It combines realistic reality and elegant beauty. In 2022, he will hold a solo exhibition at the Ueno Royal Museum, and from September 2023, he will hold a traveling exhibition mainly at museums across the country, and continues to be active.

This exhibition is titled "Drawing on the Bottom of the Water," and will feature new works such as the representative series Kingyosake and paintings with artwork on the frames, as well as drawings that are rarely exhibited. . Discovering the world in which goldfish live in surface tension, the drawings, made with colors falling on the water surface on watercolor paper, become abstract, different from three-dimensional reality, after the water evaporates over time. It leaves a beautiful mark.

His works, which he created while crossing the boundaries between figurative and abstract, craftsman and artist, demonstrate the artist's challenging attitude towards painting expression using a variety of media and unique techniques. Please take a look at this exhibition.

Sowaka, 2024, 800 x 580 x D180mm, canvas, oil paint, jesmonite, stone powder clay, wood, etc.

Drawing of the Depths, 2023, 318 x 417 x D24mm, watercolor paper, watercolor paint, pigment

・Artist statement

draw on the bottom of the water

Drawing of the Depths

When I was drawing, I noticed something. This meant that watercolor paint dripped onto paper also had a water surface. If there is a water surface, there is also a water bottom. In other words, he discovered that there is a small depth of water, and that the habitat of goldfish was created through the act of drawing. I drizzle color onto their areas and then scratch and stretch them with a stick or spatula to expand their areas. The colored particles that are dropped flow in unintended directions due to the subtle water currents, mixing and connecting with other colors. I have the illusion that an ocean has been born there. However, over time, the sea that was created will evaporate and only traces will remain. To me, these traces are proof that their realm existed. It is said that Mars once had an ocean. Although Mars has no water, there are traces of water left on its surface. Perhaps that ocean was also a habitat for some kind of life form. Will the Earth's oceans someday become a trace?

Ryusuke Fukahori

・About sales

A lottery will be held on the online art marketplace "OIL by Bijutsu Techo" on the following dates.

Lottery reception period | January 30th (Tuesday) 12:00 to February 13th (Tuesday) 12:00
Lottery results announced | February 14th (Wednesday) *Scheduled to be delivered sequentially in March

In addition, some works will be available on a first-come, first-served basis at the store "OIL by Bijutsu Techo" from 10:30 on the first day of the event, February 6th (Tuesday).

*Sales may end before the start of the exhibition period depending on the pre-sales situation.
*Please check the sales page for notes on lottery sales.


Ryusuke Fukahori <br /> Artist living in Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture.
Visiting professor at Yokohama Art University, public relations ambassador for Yatomi City, Aichi Prefecture.
In addition to domestic art museums such as the Hiratsuka City Museum of Art, the works have been exhibited at the Yuanxi Museum (Taiwan), Nike headquarters in the United States, apparel brands such as Four Seasons Resort LANAI and KITH, and art universities such as Yokohama Art University and Aichi Prefectural University of Arts. are also collected.

Born in Aichi Prefecture in 1973.
Graduated from Aichi Prefectural University of Arts in 1995.
2000: Fascinated by the goldfish he kept during his slump. (Goldfish rescue)
2002 Devised and announced a new painting technique called “2.5D Painting'', which involves painting directly onto transparent resin.
2009 Since then, he has held solo exhibitions overseas, including in New York, London, and Taiwan.
2017 Supervised “Kingyo Bisho Exhibition” (2017 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, 2020 Toyokawa City Sakuragaoka Museum, etc.)
2018 Solo exhibition “Heisei Shinchiuya” (toured to Hiratsuka City Museum of Art, Kariya City Museum of Art, etc.)
2021 Solo exhibition “Goldfish Bowl, Earth Bowl” (toured to Ueno Royal Museum, Nagasaki Prefectural Museum of Art, Iwate Prefectural Museum of Art, etc.)
2023 Solo exhibition “Into the fluctuations of the water surface” (currently touring to Sapporo Art Museum, Obihiro Art Museum, etc.)
2023 “Shin Japanese Painting Exhibition” (Pola Museum of Art)

・Exhibition details

“Drawing of the Depths”
Date: February 6th (Tuesday) to February 21st (Wednesday), 2024
Time|10:30-21:00 * Closes at 18:00 on the last day only <br />Venue|Ginza Tsutaya Bookstore GINZA ART SQUARE
Sponsor | Cooperation with Ginza Tsutaya Bookstore | Goldfish Farm Admission | Free Inquiry | 03-3575-7755 (during business hours)/info.ginza@ccc.co.jp
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